Breaking News: Swammy indicted for sexual assault cases

Breaking News: Swammy indicted for sexual assault cases
April 12, 2013 Fernanda Chamorro

By Fernanda Chamorro

April 12, 2013Indicted

A second victim came forward during the Sean A. Swammy sexual assault investigation and he has been found guilty for two cases.

On March 25, a female University of Alaska Fairbanks resident reported that 20-year-old Sean A. Swammy from Eielson Air Force Base sexually assaulted her in her Moore Hall dorm room. The woman showed university police a text message in which Swammy said, “I don’t take no for an answer.” In an interview with police, Swammy said the victim said “no” or “stop” three to five times and also pushed his hands away three to five times, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Swammy was transported to the Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged with Sexual Assault in the Second Degree.

Another victim surfaced and reported to the UAF Police Department that she too had been sexually assaulted by Swammy. He had assaulted her before the Moore Hall victim who came forward, but she had not reported him. The off-campus woman he sexually assaulted was attending a campus event when he offered to give her a ride home. She accepted and he sexually assaulted her once he drove off campus.

Swammy had been trespassed for a prior incident from all UAF property except academic buildings where he took classes. He was permitted to arrive and stay on campus 30 minutes before and after class. He is now trespassed from all UAF property.

Swammy was indicted yesterday by a Fairbanks grand jury on one count of sexual assault in the First Degree and two counts of sexual assault in the Second Degree.


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